Tonight at 10PM ET on Blog Talk Radio, I will be hosting the Baseball Bloggers Alliance Baseball Talk Podcast. My guests will be Jeff Pearlman, author and contributor to Sports Illustrated and Zachary Ball of Pro Draft Central.
I will be discussing the news of Gary Carter’s fight with brain cancer, the lastest problems with the law and Lenny Dykstra and get Jeff’s take on the direction the Mets are headed in the near future
Zachary and I will discuss the MLB Entry Draft and look at some of the teams that made big news in the draft and a look at some of the picks made by the Mets
I’ve been invited to Bloomberg Sports launch of their Front Office 2011 baseball analytical application. Former Mets pitching coach is here as well and will be one the featured speakers at the event.
I will be on Twititer throughout the event with updates of all the features Front Office 2011 has for you to win your fantasy league
Bob Feller passed away yesterday at the age of 92. Of course we all know that Feller was one of the greatest players to ever pitch a baseball, and if you didn’t, don’t worry he’d tell you. The man lived a full life as a baseball player and a baseball entrepreneur, selling what else but Bob Feller.
What does sadden me about Feller’s death is he is one of the last of his greatest generation, who put down their bats, balls and gloves to do something much nobler, volunteering to serve his country by joining the military during war time. No two words get thrown around so cavalierly in sports like “hero” and “Warrior” for athletes who really do nothing but compete in an athletic completion, which cheapen those words. Bob Feller was a hero and a Warrior and he earned both those descriptions the hard way.
There was no bigger enigma in the sports worldlike George Steinbrenner. As much as he treated people like dirt, he also was extremely charitable. For all the money and power he had, his childhood was kind of sad as his he could never seem to do anything that pleased his father whose love he craved but never seem to have gotten.
From reading Bill Madden’ book he was in a loveless marriage and his daughters seemed to always find Mr. Wrong when it came to marriage. But when it came to running a baseball team you can not denniy his success.
The Highlanders were a joke of a franchise under CBS ownership and Mike Burke’ stewardship but all that turned around when Steinbrenner took over. Give the man credit he took over NYC and the Highlanders became more important than any time in their history under Boss George.
So now what happens to the Highlanders? My guess is the Steinbrenner children sell the team. I bet James Dolan and his Cablevison bucks will come calling soon
I’m on my way back to NYC (sitting in Orlando Intl Airport as I type this as our flight is delayed 1 hour) so I’m reading some of the Mets stories andÂ some e mails IÂ recieved from fans (thank you Steve Mittleman) who were in SD over the weekend and the concensus is theÂ boys from Flushing are mailing it in.
Â There is nothing worse in sports than being called a quitter, remeber back to Keith Hernandez call the club that a few years ago and Mike Piazza jumping on him, so to say tha this team are a bunch on quitters isÂ serious and one I won’t make until I see the team in action this week.
I’ll say this as Ihave to leave and board my flight. Ozzie Gullien is my hero and we cave men have to stick together.
Back from a day at $iti Field and a Mets 9-7 victory that was nearly blown by the bullpen (Sean Green in particular) and a 5th inning melt down by Big Pelf,Â who was cruising after 4 innings inducing ground ball out after ground ball out but in the 5th he unraveled, then got back on track in the 6th and 7th. Pelfrey would be a psychologists delight.
I was sitting in the Pepsi Porch today and after the Tatis homer the Home Run Apple did not go up probably due to the fact it hasn’t had a lot fo work this season and after the Schneider HR must have thought it’s day was done. A bunch of kids sitting in back of us started chanting “APPLE, APPLE, APPLE” and then the whole ball park joined in to scream “WE WANT THE APPLE” We had to wait until the end of the inning to get our second Apple raising of the game.
Tonight at 10 PM EDSTÂ Â I will be a guest on Frankie The Sports Guy radio show tune in by clicking here.
The Sports Hernia sent me a link of a posting they have of Jerry Manuel and his take so far on his ball club this spring and then they haveÂ how Wille Randolph would responded.
TheyÂ compare J-Man to Yoda and I agree as he is a real sage.
I am going to grow aÂ gotee for opening day just J-Man ‘casue I wanna be a Gansta’ too